Two barangays received Smart TVs through the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) of the DILG in Antique during the launching of the RCSP TV Aralan Series at Adelaide Tourist and Traveler’s Inn, San Jose, Antique on November 25, 2020.
The RCSP is one of the strategies employed by the government in ending insurgency by strengthening the government’s role in establishing peace and development in every community.
The TV Aralan Series, which forms part of the RCSP, is an initiative by the DILG Region 6 in partnership with the Regional Task Force (RTF) to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC). Along with Smart TVs, three modules were also provided for the learning and development of key barangay stakeholders.
“It is a mechanism to keep the target audience in the target barangays abreast and well-informed of the various programs, projects, and activities of DILG and other concerned national government agencies,” said DILG Region 6 OIC-Regional Director (RD) Juan Jovian Ingeniero during the launching.
The RTF-ELCAC has been active in its duty to bring peace and development in the region through its sub-clusters.? Various efforts have been advanced and maintained to realize its aspirations for the region.
DILG Antique Provincial Director Cherryl Tacda said that the DILG Antique Province has been assisting the recipient barangays in the implementation of the RCSP by strengthening their barangay based institutions, empowering their communities, and revisiting their barangay development plans to ensure that the programs and projects are shovel-ready when the appropriate budget comes in 2021.
“Of the 74 RCSP recipient barangays in Region 6, two are from the Province of Antique: Brgy. Bulan-Bulan, San Remigio, and Brgy. Cabladan, Sibalom,” said RCSP Provincial Focal Person Whel Frank Santias.
The Municipal Mayors of Sibalom and San Remigio -- Gian Carlo Occena and Margarito Mission Jr. -- and the Punong Barangays (PBs) of the RCSP recipient barangays -- PBs Pedro Raymundo and Porficio Cabigunda -- expressed their gratitude to DILG Region 6 during the turn-over of the knowledge materials.
RD Ingeniero hopes that the program will strengthen the partnership between the local government units, beneficiaries, and stakeholders in advancing peace and development in the communities.